Loyola University Chicago

Office of the Dean of Students

Division of Student Development

Hurricane Dorian

A Message from the Dean of Students

September 6, 2019

Dear Ramblers,

I call on all students, faculty, and staff to join me in prayer, support, and care for members of our Loyola community who have been affected by Hurricane Dorian. Dorian was one of the strongest hurricanes to ever make landfall in the Atlantic. The heightened Category 5 winds and slow pace left much of the Bahamas decimated, and the path of the hurricane will continue up the East Coast of the U.S. The loss of life in the Bahamas, in particular, is expected to be overwhelming.

I urge everyone who can to please check in on any member of our community who may be from any of the affected areas. Remind them that we are here for them and that they can take advantage of a number of services on campus. For students, the Center for Student Assistance and Advocacy (CSAA) provides the ability to connect with many student support areas including our Coordinated Assistance and Resource Education (CARE) services. Students may also contact the Wellness Center or Campus Ministry for assistance and support. If students prefer to talk with someone on the phone, the staff in the Office of the Dean of Students can be reached at 773.508.8840.

If you are interested in being people for others beyond our Loyola community, donations are being accepted by the Red Cross. Please keep the Bahamas and all those affected by this hurricane in your thoughts.

Thank you,
Will Rodriguez, PhD
Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students